John Lewis deals
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Department store John Lewis* has launched a range of offers ahead of Black Friday (23 Nov), with hundreds of discounts across electricals, fashion and home products.
It's also proactively price-matching its competitiors' offers. While it always has its ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ price promise*, last year it also price-matched some online retailers, when normally it only recognises retailers with a high street presence. We're checking if that will be the case again this year.
Something to consider, if the price is the same as at other retailers, is the fact John Lewis often includes an extended warranty in the price, such as a five-year guarantee on TVs, compared to the standard one-or-two-year warranty offered by most other retailers.
When we looked at five examples of discounted products at 11.30am on Mon 19 Nov, three items were cheaper to buy elsewhere:
- Mini Micro 3-in-1 Deluxe scooter, 1-5 years* - £87.96. Next cheapest we found, £98.96 at Mothercare.
- Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner* - £349. Cheapest we found, £319 at Lunneys Electrical.
- Samsung UE43NU7020 HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV* - £349. Cheapest we found, £345 at Amazon*.
- Lego City cargo train* - £119.99. Same price at Amazon*.
- Philips GC5039/30 Azure Elite steam iron* - £100. Cheapest we found, £84.99 at Amazon*.
Important: Don’t allow yourself to be taken in by the hype around Black Friday and be sucked into buying something you don’t need or can’t afford. Always do your own price comparisons to ensure you are getting the best deal possible – don’t just take a retailer’s word for it.
For more deals and analysis, see our full guide to Black Friday 2018.
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You can get a full school uniform (ages 3-16) at John Lewis* from £20 online and in stores. Delivery's £3.50 and Click & Collect from selected John Lewis and Waitrose stores is £2.
What do you get?
Prices vary depending on size.
If one of John Lewis's 'unnamed competitors' - such as House of Fraser or Debenhams - is running a sale, you can bet John Lewis* will be price-matching it.
It's all part of its "never knowingly undersold" policy and we've found the best way to find these deals is to go to its offers page*, as there are often hidden discounts John Lewis won't always advertise.
Delivery's £3.50 and click and collect (find your nearest*) costs £2, so do bear that in mind if its competitor offers free click and collect as you may be able to get it cheaper there.
It's worth noting that John Lewis only price matches items that are exactly the same as its competitors, and it's always best to do your own price comparisons before you buy.
The MSE new team recently discovered John Lewis is sometimes "knowingly undersold" (read the full story here) - so make sure you inform it if you do see a product you've already bought there cheaper elsewhere and it should issue you a 'price-match refund'.
There are always ways you can save money at John Lewis*, so even if there isn't a cracking deal out there that works for you, don't assume you can't cut your costs further.
Ways to save money at John Lewis include:
- £2 Click & Collect. Save on delivery if you're spending less than £50 by collecting your items from a store (find your nearest*). Orders of £50+ get free delivery, and £30+ orders get free Click & Collect.
- Try haggling. We polled 1,400 MoneySavers to see in which shops they had most success haggling, and John Lewis shoppers had a success rate of 72% - so it's definitely worth a try if you're feeling brave. Read our Haggle on the High Street guide for more haggling tips.
- Shop in the sale. John Lewis has a long history of price-matching its rivals, so watch out when Debenhams or House of Fraser has sales on, as chances are you’ll get similar discounts in John Lewis.
- Check similar retailers, eg, Debenhams, House of Fraser. If you're not committed to buying from John Lewis, check for deals from other department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Selfridges, where you may find there's a better offer.
- Had a problem with John Lewis? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to John Lewis*.
Latest Expired Deals
John Lewis 'up to 50%' clearance sale
In stores and online. Incl fashion, home and tech
If you go online to John Lewis* or into a store (find your nearest*), you can find many items reduced in its clearance sale, while stocks last. We've seen discounts on sofas, vacuums, toys, gadgets and more, and while the discount does vary, we've seen lots of items with up to 50% off. Some items are more than 50% off, but as is the nature of clearance sales, most of these items are out of stock.
We asked John Lewis when the sale ends but we've yet to have this confirmed - we'll update you when we've more info.
Delivery's £3.50 or you can click and collect for £2.
Some examples of strong discounts we found on Tue 26 Jun include:
- Children's pug soft toy* - £7.50 (was £15)
- Sony wireless bluetooth in-ear headphones* - £99.95 (was £149.95)
As is the nature of sales, stock is limited - so go quick if there's something in particular you're after. If you're looking for more high street discounts, see our Summer Sales round-up.
IMPORTANT - THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED
This deal has expired - you can't get it any more. We've kept it here for reference.
John Lewis 'January' sale
Up to 50% off selected brands online and in stores
MSE Update 12.40pm Fri 19 Jan: John Lewis has confirmed the clearance sale will end online and in stores on Sun 21 Jan.
Website: John Lewis*
Find your nearest: store locator*
Start date (online): It started on Christmas Eve.
Start date (in stores): It started on Christmas Eve.
Sale amount: Although John Lewis doesn't actually bill its clearance 'up to 50% off', it matches competitors' reductions and we've spotted up to 50% off selected brands.
Likely to boost? It didn't last year, so if there's something in particular you're after, it could be worth getting it early to avoid missing out.
Examples of discounts we spotted on Fri 19 Jan include:
- Ted Baker Cheskka black dress* - £89 (was £179). 107. Same price at Ted Baker. LTD STOCK
- Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones* - £169 with a two-year guarantee (norm £289). Same price at Currys.
- KitchenAid Artisan blender* - £179. Next cheapest we found, £199 at Go-Electrical.
As is the nature of sales, stock may be limited - so go quick if there's something you're after.